I have a new book out today! It’s the launch book in Harlequin’s new Nocturne Cravings line. It’s a digital-only line of novellas that are available at all online retailers. It will replace the Nocturne Bites line (which runs through December) with stories that are a bit longer and a little sexier, but still paranormal.
I love when I have the opportunity to explore a character that I don’t always feel I can write a whole story for, but maybe just a small segment of his life. That’s how it worked for my hero, Thoroughly Jones. Yes, his name is Thoroughly. Just think about that for a minute, let it sink in.
I know. 🙂
So Thoroughly is desperate to rescue his brother, Certainly, who is lost in Daemonia, the place of all demons, and needs to conjure a demon to the mortal realm. Witches conjure demons all the time, but with the help of a familiar. A familiar is a cat-shifter who serves as a conductor or bridge for the demon to the mortal realm. How does that work? Well, the familiar must be relaxed and sexually sated, then the witch steps in and summons the demon through the familiar. Usually the familiar uses an assistant to get to that—ahem—relaxed state, but Thoroughly wants to cut out the middleman and work directly with the familiar (because he needs to create powerful dark magic). He’s quite sure he’s capable of satisfying the familiar, while also being capable of concentrating on summoning the demon.
Uh-huh. We’ll see how that one turns out. Probably love might have different plans for my hero and heroine.
It’s a short, fun little read that I hope you’ll check out! More information at my website, and also you can read the first chapter there.
So tell me, what’s your favorite name for a hero? I like Thoroughly a lot, but his brother Certainly is probably one of my all-time fav hero names.